July 24, 2014 – Segment 3
We listen to another episode of our documentary series about the Vietnam War, Shared Weight. Today it’s M*A*S*H 1969-Visions of War, Dreams of Peace. We hear the compelling stories of poet George Evans and the late author Linda Van Devanter. In a tale that could have come straight out of the movie and TV series M*A*S*H, Evans relays his experience as an Air Force medic who became the first soldier to defeat his court martial. And then we hear the powerful and heart-wrenching story of Van Devanter, who served as a surgical nurse in 1969 and 1970, and whose memoirHome Before Morning: The Story of an Army Nurse in Vietnam inspired the 1980’s hit TV series China Beach.